Lucky Lindy and Lady Lindy: The Lives and Legacies of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart

Lucky Lindy and Lady Lindy: The Lives and Legacies of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart

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by Charles River Editors
     
 
*Includes pictures of Lindbergh, Earhart, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Discusses their historic flights, including their most famous quotes and their own words.
*Analyzes the controversies surrounding Lindbergh's life and politics and the enduring mystery over Earhart's disappearance.
*Includes Bibliographies for further

Overview

*Includes pictures of Lindbergh, Earhart, and important people, places, and events in their lives.
*Discusses their historic flights, including their most famous quotes and their own words.
*Analyzes the controversies surrounding Lindbergh's life and politics and the enduring mystery over Earhart's disappearance.
*Includes Bibliographies for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents


"If one took no chances, one would not fly at all.” – Charles Lindbergh

"The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night." – Amelia Earhart

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first to make a nonstop Transatlantic solo flight, forever earning him fame and the moniker "Lucky Lindy". Two years later, Earhart was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a plane, and her uncanny resemblance to Lindbergh earned her the nickname "Lady Lindy". Together they became America's most famous aviators, and their stories were inextricably interwoven by their lives, careers, and ill-fated destinies.

In many ways, Charles Lindbergh represented the best and worst of America during the first half of the 20th century. Lindbergh became famous for being an aviation pioneer whose solo flight across the Atlantic captured the imagination of an entire world, yet he was an isolationist who wanted to keep American freedoms safe for Americans and no one else. Lindbergh was the quintessential family man, yet he fathered illegitimate children and suffered an unspeakable tragedy that became known as “The Crime of the Century.” Lindbergh embodied some of his era’s greatest virtues and harbored some of its worst prejudices, but it was those prejudices and his son's murder that have come to color much of his legacy..

By the mid-1930s, Earhart had set a multitude of altitude and distance records, but she wanted to attempt a circumnavigation of the world. After an ill-fated first attempt, Earhart and Fred Noonan set off on another attempt, creating one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries. Earhart and Noonan were to land on Howland Island, 1700 miles southwest of Hawaii, but radio transmissions ceased between the plane and authorities on the ground the morning of July 2, 1937. Earhart and Noonan had disappeared, never to be seen again, despite one of the nation’s largest and costliest manhunts to date. Unfortunately, the speculation over exactly what happened to Earhart and the mystery of her disappearance have come to overshadow and obscure her many accomplishments.

Lucky Lindy and Lady Lindy looks at the controversies in Lindbergh's life and the theories attempting to explain Earhart's disappearance, but it also humanizes the pair of American legends whose sheer love of flying propelled them to unprecedented heights among both the clouds and their countrymen. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart like you never have before, in no time at all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015490725
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great to read about two American aviator heroes.